Committee boat catches a lobster pot.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 10 May

Launched at : 15:14

Returned at : 17:12

Weather : Dry with a F4 S wind

UK Coastguard requested we launch to go to a yacht in Hayling Bay with a fouled prop. The lifeboat was soon on scene and found that the yacht, which had been acting as the committee boat for racing, had lifted its anchor and a lobster pot line came up too. The crew cleared that but the line then sprang back and fouled the prop shaft. Lifeboat crew went on board and into the water and eventually cleared the rope and the yacht was taken in tow for Chichester Harbour. The two crew on board the yacht were very tired and it was agreed that they could be towed to their mooring in Emsworth. Once delivered safely the lifeboat returned to the station.

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Service Numbers 2018

Total Launches: 14
Atlantic 85: 9
D-Class: 5

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Tuesday, 20 August 2019
High Tide: 02:50 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 08:19 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 15:17 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 20:32 ( 1.30m )
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